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Published: Mon, August 15, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Canfield ump on ESPN

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chet Cooper of Canfield will be one of the umpires at tonight's Little League Baseball Midwest regional final that will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m.

SteelHounds gear

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown SteelHounds have several merchandise items for sale, including home and away jerseys, T-shirts and pucks.

Items can be purchased by calling (330) 747-PUCK and in will shortly be available on the SteelHounds Web site.

Season tickets are on sale. For more information call (330) 747-PUCK (7825).

YBA meetings

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Bowling Association has set supply meetings for the 2005-06 season.

Dates and lanes are: Monday, Amron Lanes and A-Plus Family bowl; Tuesday, Bell Wick Bowl and Boardman Lanes; Aug. 17, Camelot Lanes and Kay Lanes; Aug. 18, Holiday Bowl and Bowladrome Lanes; and Aug. 19, Wedgewood Lanes and West Side Lanes.

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the YBA office, 7255 Glendale Ave.

Xtreme Riders

SALEM -- Xtreme Riders Snowmobile Club will sponsor the North East Ohio Series of Grass at Quaker City Raceway in Salem on Aug. 27-28.

Gate fee is $6 for ages 8 and older. Weekend passes are & amp;10.

Call 330-501-9419 for more information.

REGION

Penguins re-signColby Armstrong

PITTSBURGH -- Right wing Colby Armstrong, who didn't miss a single game with the minor-league's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season, has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Court rules to release Paterno's salary

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The public has a right to know Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's salary, a divided Commonwealth Court panel ruled Friday.

The State Employees' Retirement System board correctly decided last year that a newspaper reporter could see salary information for Paterno and other high-ranking university officials, the court said in a 3-2 decision.

Jan Murphy of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg had asked for documents that reflect years of service, salary and salary history for Paterno, Penn State's coach since 1966, and three other Penn State administrators.

The court rejected Penn State's argument that the information should not be disclosed because doing so could compromise personal security.

Coaches setstrike deadline

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The union that represents coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities set a strike date, but declined to reveal what it is.

The union's eight-member executive council would give 48 hours' notice before its 360 nonfaculty coaches walk off the job, said union president Pat Heilman Friday.

She revealed only that the strike, which would be a first among college coaches, would occur before the end of football season.

NATION/WORLD

Canada upsets U.S.

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Levon Kendall scored a tournament-high 40 points and Canada upset the United States 93-90 in overtime Friday, dashing American hopes of a second straight men's Under 21 basketball world championship.

The United States (5-1) will play today in the fifth-place game against Puerto Rico, an unexpected 88-63 loser to Greece.

Sharapova willbecome No. 1 soon

CARSON, Calif. -- Maria Sharapova is on her way to becoming No. 1 in the world. She'll have to put the celebration on hold for another 10 days, though.

Sharapova withdrew from the JPMorgan Chase Open because of a strained chest muscle Friday, postponing her move from No. 2 into the top spot. The tournament's top seed was scheduled to play ninth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in an evening quarterfinal match.

A victory would have given the 18-year-old Russian enough points to overtake injured American Lindsay Davenport as No. 1.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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